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Let’s say you want to create a quick contact sheet of some photos to send to a client or print as proofs. We will place twelve images into an evenly spaced grid on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet. To do so, choose File > Place>select your twelve images>Click Open to load the images into the cursor>Draw out a frame filling the area inside the margins. With your finger still holding down your left mouse button, tap the up arrow twice to split the frame into three rows. Now tap the right arrow three times to split the rows into four columns. Now release your mouse button. That’s it! You now have twelve identical frames.

Technique demonstrating how to create a road using a single path, then saving as a graphic style in Adobe Illustrator.